I’ll be on the mic for a special set with Thai Food (can you guess which band this is?) for the AKA music fest at the Burgundy Wildcat this Saturday. Change your own name and go there. 

I’ll be on the mic for a special set with Thai Food (can you guess which band this is?) for the AKA music fest at the Burgundy Wildcat this Saturday. Change your own name and go there. 

I made some art for the front and back covers of Dominic Gualco's new chapbook, The Apocalypse is Near and I am Going to Love This World. You can buy it here for $3. I was apparently looking at some Sam Prekop and some Paul Klee when he asked. You can tell him how much you like the cover of his book on twitter here

Two of my poems from Fjords vol 1, “Hands” and “The Killing Trees”, have been turned into songs by Kelly Schirmann and posted here. 
kellyschirmann:

I have a couple new recordings up at Austin Hayden’s 90’s Meg Ryan project. They are translations of sorts from two of Zachary Schomburg’s poems, Hands and The Killing Trees. There’s also a bunch of other stuff from rad geniuses like Sampson Starkweather, Leora Fridman, Donald Dunbar, Morgan Parker, Dillon J. Welch, & lots of others. I recommend listening to them while brainstorming ways to decolonize our society of its own institutionalized shittiness.

Two of my poems from Fjords vol 1, “Hands” and “The Killing Trees”, have been turned into songs by Kelly Schirmann and posted here

kellyschirmann:

I have a couple new recordings up at Austin Hayden’s 90’s Meg Ryan project. They are translations of sorts from two of Zachary Schomburg’s poems, Hands and The Killing Trees. There’s also a bunch of other stuff from rad geniuses like Sampson Starkweather, Leora Fridman, Donald Dunbar, Morgan Parker, Dillon J. Welch, & lots of others. I recommend listening to them while brainstorming ways to decolonize our society of its own institutionalized shittiness.

Day 44: Portland, OR. I’m back home! 

9213 miles

The van and I have finally made it full circle. We’ve arrived back home in Portland, and the tour is officially over. I am so lucky to have had the chance to spend so much of this summer in the van with Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Mathias Svalina, John Beer, Jane Lewty, Amy Lawless, Cecily Iddings, and the 30-some other poets who were able to read with us along the way. I am so proud and happy to have been able to read poems in that many places, with so many great poets. Thank you. 

Before I started the trip, I chose to buy this old 1989 Chevy conversation van instead of renting a little car, a gamble that ended up paying off. It didn’t give us any trouble at all. I’ve fallen in love with the blue machine, and I hate the idea of parting with it. But I just can’t afford to keep it. Along the way, I treated it with new tires, a new muffler, a new thermostat, a radiator flush, and consistent oil changes and top-offs. If any of you are interested in buying this van so dear to my heart, and the hearts of a few other poets, please email me an offer. 

Day 42: Garberville, CA

8736 miles

Day 42: Garberville, CA

8736 miles

Day 41: Oakland, CA

8540 miles

Day 41: Oakland, CA

8540 miles

Day 37-40: Tucson, AZ

7645 miles

Day 37-40: Tucson, AZ

7645 miles

Day 36: Las Cruces, NM

7270 miles

Day 36: Las Cruces, NM

7270 miles

Day 35: El Paso, TX

7210 miles

Day 35: El Paso, TX

7210 miles

Day 34: Marfa, TX

6952 miles

Day 34: Marfa, TX

6952 miles

Day 33: Austin, TX

6502 miles

Day 33: Austin, TX

6502 miles

Day 32: Baton Rouge, LA

6110 miles

Day 32: Baton Rouge, LA

6110 miles

Day 31: New Orleans, LA

6029 miles

Day 31: New Orleans, LA

6029 miles

Day 30: Tallahassee, FL

5650 miles

Day 30: Tallahassee, FL

5650 miles

Day 29: Columbia, SC

5292 miles

Day 29: Columbia, SC

5292 miles